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Kingfisher

Posted by on 19 Aug, 2012 in After Dark, Devon, Reflections, Seascape | 3 comments

Kingfisher

Brixham Harbour, South Devon.

The new fish market at Brixham shot early evening. Being born in Brixham I have always had a special place in my heart for the place and although I personally didn’t like the new building I also welcomed the future investment in the fishing industry. I must admit though I am beginning to warm a little to the new new building and photographically speaking I love it.

Keeping Your Powder Dry

Posted by on 18 Aug, 2012 in Devon, Long Exposure, Moorland | 5 comments

Keeping Your Powder Dry

Powdermills, Dartmoor.

Powdermills was back in the nineteenth century part of a gunpowder factory but now is the home to the Powdermills Pottery and remains part of the Duchy of Cornwall Estate. There are several building which remain today along with a few chimneys from the drying houses.

This image of a drying house chimney is a long exposure of several minutes shot early evening during a visit with fellow photographer and friend Richard Taylor. A Lee Filters Big Stopper was used to maximise the painterly effect of the clouds. Lens correction was difficult with this image as the chimney stack would emphasize any issues.

Blue Harbour

Posted by on 6 Aug, 2012 in After Dark, Devon, Published, Reflections, Seascape | 0 comments

Blue Harbour

Brixham Inner Harbour, South Devon.

My last shot of the evening and an image which was recently published in the Western Morning News. Tonight felt almost mediterranean which was a real treat given all the bad weather we have been suffering of recent. The calm night was a help but it was still a challenge to get a noise free shot in the low light and still have a shutter speed fast enough for the boats to remain sharp.

Harbour Lights

Posted by on 5 Aug, 2012 in After Dark, Devon, Panoramic, Reflections, Seascape | 3 comments

Harbour Lights

Brixham Harbour, South Devon.

Yet another trip to Brixham and finally I managed to capture a panoramic of the harbour including a nice reflection in the calm waters. Although not the shot I still really want which is a dawn shot with a nice sky and mirror like water I am still pleased with this 4 shot panoramic.

In At The Deep End

Posted by on 28 Jul, 2012 in Devon, Long Exposure, Panoramic, Published, Reflections, Seascape, Sunrise & Sunset | 4 comments

In At The Deep End

Brixham, South Devon.

Earlier this year I decided to start on a small photographic project based in and around Brixham, where or when this will end I don’t know. Shoalstone Seawater Pool was and still remains a location I want to shoot and I feel there is a lot of scope for a wide range of pictures to be had here. The pool is run by volunteers in partnership with Torbay Council and underwent a refurbishment in 2010.

Infested Waters

Posted by on 26 Jul, 2012 in Devon, Long Exposure, Seascape, Sunrise & Sunset | 4 comments

Infested Waters

Ayrmer Cove, South Devon

Peaches & Cream

Posted by on 24 Jul, 2012 in Devon, Long Exposure, Seascape, Sunrise & Sunset | 4 comments

Peaches & Cream

Ayrmer Cove, South Devon.

Although I have walked across this beach several times over the last couple of years I have always opted to carry on along the coastal footpath to Westcombe Beach which in hindsight was a little foolish I think. I have always thought of this area as a winter location and this was my first trip here during the summer months. Although the photographic opportunities are thinner on the ground there are still plenty of compositions to be shot.¬† To shoot this image I had to stand well within striking distance of the waves which can cause problems if you are not prepared. I shot around 15 frames when taking this image and on several occasions I found myself knee deep in water, (more…)

The Calm Before The Storm

Posted by on 23 Jul, 2012 in Devon, Panoramic, Reflections, Seascape, Sunrise & Sunset | 7 comments

The Calm Before The Storm

Brixham, South Devon.

During my second of three visits to Brixham today my wife Lisa, our six year old daughter and myself had an opportunity to have a good look around the All Weather Life Boat (ALB) and meet and chat with some of the crew. As a family we are now fully paid up members of the RNLI and feel proud to support such a historic and worthy charity. One of the crew members John Ashford (Deputy 2nd Coxwain) sat our daughter behind the wheel in the Coxwain’s seat which she loved and didn’t want to leave. John gave us all a real insight into the crew’s roles and the all the technology crammed into these vessels which left us all surprised to say the least. (more…)

Teignmouth Gold

Posted by on 19 Jul, 2012 in Devon, Published, Seascape, Sunrise & Sunset | 7 comments

Teignmouth Gold

Teignmouth, South Devon.

I was getting tired of the same old dull grey sky and rain day after day, week after week as no doubt most of the country. I can count my blessings through as at least I wasn’t one of the poor unfortunate souls who were flooded out and had to vacate their home. Initially it was my intention to return to the lower east part of Dartmoor as just outside Lustleigh there were a couple of wheat fields I knew about which I had photographed earlier in the year and was hoping to return when the crop had ripened, one of those fields also contained a large number of poppies. As you can imagine I was left disappointed to discover they had already been cut or decimated by the foul weather. (more…)

Causeway of Souls

Posted by on 16 Jul, 2012 in Black & White, Devon, Long Exposure, Seascape | 1 comment

Causeway of Souls

Hartland Quay, North Devon.